Exhibition opening: This Wild Song and The Legacy of Frank Werther

Sat 1 September 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
09/01/2018 2:00pm 09/01/2018 4:00pm Exhibition opening: This Wild Song and The Legacy of Frank Werther Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of This Wild Song and The Legacy of Frank Werther. Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks.  This is a free event, but bookings are essential.  Book now About the exhibition The Wild Song This Wild Song is a long-term project by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson. Nelson is in the process of photographing over 100 significant Australian female artists, incorporating visual aspects, motifs or language from the artist’s practice into the portrait. See more than 25 portraits from the series alongside an artwork by each artist pictured. A unique concept is created for each artist, resulting in a deeply personal and emotive portrait. This Wild Song celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Coming from varied backgrounds and working in a diverse range of mediums, the featured artists are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in this exhibition offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art. Featuring artists: Danica Chappell, Bindi Cole Chocka, Maree Clarke, Filomena Coppola, Megan Evans, Erika Gofton, Hannah Gartside, Wanda Gillespie, Michelle Hamer, Lucy Hardie, Freya Jobbins, Emma Lindsay, Nell, Catherine Nelson, Indigo O’Rourke, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Sonia Payes, Patricia Piccinini, Jacqui Stockdale, Kate Rohde, Cyrus Tang, Merryn Trevethan, Charlotte Watson, Susan Wirth, and Gosia Wlodarczak. The Legacy of Frank Werther On the Community Project Wall, we have an exhibition inspired by Frank Werther. After two years of teaching an art class at Camberwell Community House, Linda Judge noticed a distinctive style among the students and discovered that some of them had learnt under the late Frank Werther, an abstractionist who taught in an old coach hall in Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, in the late 1960s, early 70s. This exhibition features the work of current students who all attended classes in Chrystobel Crescent with Werther. Work from previous students will also be included, as well as some historical pieces completed in the coach house by Werther himself. Featuring: Rosie Bridie, Beverley Cox, Abraham Khazam, Gaby Khazam, Judith Harley, and Wilma Tabacco. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Join us at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of This Wild Song and The Legacy of Frank Werther.

Enjoy canapés and a glass of wine while experiencing the exhibition with other art lovers. The artists and curators will be on hand to talk about the artworks. 

This is a free event, but bookings are essential. 

Book now

About the exhibition

The Wild Song

This Wild Song is a long-term project by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson. Nelson is in the process of photographing over 100 significant Australian female artists, incorporating visual aspects, motifs or language from the artist’s practice into the portrait.

See more than 25 portraits from the series alongside an artwork by each artist pictured. A unique concept is created for each artist, resulting in a deeply personal and emotive portrait.

This Wild Song celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Coming from varied backgrounds and working in a diverse range of mediums, the featured artists are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in this exhibition offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.

Featuring artists: Danica Chappell, Bindi Cole Chocka, Maree Clarke, Filomena Coppola, Megan Evans, Erika Gofton, Hannah Gartside, Wanda Gillespie, Michelle Hamer, Lucy Hardie, Freya Jobbins, Emma Lindsay, Nell, Catherine Nelson, Indigo O’Rourke, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Sonia Payes, Patricia Piccinini, Jacqui Stockdale, Kate Rohde, Cyrus Tang, Merryn Trevethan, Charlotte Watson, Susan Wirth, and Gosia Wlodarczak.

The Legacy of Frank Werther

On the Community Project Wall, we have an exhibition inspired by Frank Werther. After two years of teaching an art class at Camberwell Community House, Linda Judge noticed a distinctive style among the students and discovered that some of them had learnt under the late Frank Werther, an abstractionist who taught in an old coach hall in Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, in the late 1960s, early 70s.

This exhibition features the work of current students who all attended classes in Chrystobel Crescent with Werther.

Work from previous students will also be included, as well as some historical pieces completed in the coach house by Werther himself.

Featuring: Rosie Bridie, Beverley Cox, Abraham Khazam, Gaby Khazam, Judith Harley, and Wilma Tabacco.

Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts